Latinos Urged to Participate in More Clinical Trials and Drug Studies

Hispanically Speaking News: March 12, 2013

Professionals connected with the research and development of new pharmaceutical products are emphasizing the need for Hispanics to participate more in medical studies as a tool for learning about the effects of certain drugs on that community.

The low participation in drug trials of Latinos, who – although they make up almost 16 percent of the population – comprise only 3 percent of the total number of people who take part in them, is a negative factor affecting the long-term health of the entire country. Read more